Tuesday Newscast, 10/3/17, 7:04 a.m.

Oct 3, 2017

Newscast for Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7:04 a.m.:

  • Colorado lawmakers concluded the first day of a special session intended to fix a mistake in an intricate spending law with few signs that a solution is coming. The House gave initial approval to a fix yesterday but its fate in the GOP-led Senate is uncertain. Senate Democrats had a similar proposal that Republicans voted down in committee. Senate Republican leaders say a special session is wasteful and also question whether a fix will violate provisions of Colorado's Taxpayers Bill of Rights.  The governor ordered the special session and said he still hopes lawmakers can find a solution this week.
  • Governor John Hickenlooper says he reached out to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval early Monday morning to offer his assistance. 91.5 KRCC's Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol...